This week, one of the most remarkable achievements by one of the age’s most remarkable leaders will occur with little fanfare in the West. It is widely accepted that this is true only because of Aung San Suu Kyi—yet critics refuse to credit her fairly for it.
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Who Do You Think Is “Person of the Year?”
It’s that time of year again: On Monday, TIME published its list of nominees for 2012’s Person of the Year. This annual designation recognizes a person or group that has […]
The Silence of a Laureate–Will Aung San Suu Kyi Speak Out?
When I was growing up in Bangladesh, Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi never ceased to amaze me. Burma is right next door to us geographically, but as a little girl all I […]
Aung San Suu Kyi Finally Gives Nobel Speech—Just in Time for Her Birthday
If Aung San Suu Kyi had been able to deliver her acceptance speech when she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, she would have been 46 years old. On […]
“The Lady” Takes Office in Burma
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in as a member of Burma’s Parliament today, along with other elected members of her party, the National League for Democracy. The […]
Don’t Ms.: Experimentations of a Teenage Feminist, Aung San Suu Kyi Biopic, and More!
It’s a great week for feminist submissions! Help a teenager gather photos of feminists from around the globe, or enter an essay contest about Ms. magazine covers. This week there’s […]
Women Senators Call for Action on Rape in Burma
On August 10, a group of 13 women U.S. senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling for support of a U.N.-led investigation of rape in conflict-ridden […]
Join the Fight to Help Burma
When the world last heard from Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights activist and feminist hero from Burma (Myanmar), she had been released from a collective […]
Aung San Suu Kyi Speaks to Feminists
On Tuesday evening, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi spoke, via video, to guests at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Global Women’s Rights Awards. Suu Kyi was given the Eleanor […]
Haitian Feminist Yolette Jeanty Honored With Other Global Women’s Activists
Haitian feminist Yolette’s Jeanty‘s name may not ring a bell, but her tireless work has been rightfully recognized recently. As executive director of Kay Fanm (in Kreyol, House of Women)–an […]